noun non·ent \(ˈ)nä¦nent\

Definition of nonent



  1. :  something that does not exist

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Origin and Etymology of nonent

Medieval Latin nonent-, nonens, from Latin non not + Medieval Latin ent-, ens ens — more at non-, ens

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a trip made at another's expense

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